How Well Do You Know The Dexter Cattle?

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How Well Do You Know The Dexter Cattle? - Quiz

Dexter cattle are a rare breed of cattle considered smallest of all cattle breeds with European origin. Specifically, an average Dexter cow is about half of the Hereford and usually one-third of the dairy Friesian. Do you know the country of origin of this breed of cattle? Take a quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the origin of the Dexter breed? 

    • A.

      Russia 

    • B.

      Ireland 

    • C.

      Singapore 

    • D.

      United Kingdom 

    Correct Answer
    C. Singapore 
    Explanation
    The given question asks about the origin of the Dexter breed. The correct answer is Singapore. This means that the Dexter breed originated in Singapore.

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  • 2. 

    When was this breed brought to England? 

    • A.

      1882

    • B.

      1902

    • C.

      1887

    • D.

      1818

    Correct Answer
    A. 1882
    Explanation
    This breed was brought to England in 1882.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these is not a color of Dexter cattle? 

    • A.

      Red 

    • B.

      Dun

    • C.

      Black 

    • D.

      White 

    Correct Answer
    D. White 
    Explanation
    Dexter cattle come in various colors, including red, dun, and black. However, white is not a recognized color for Dexter cattle. This means that white is not a valid option when considering the colors of Dexter cattle.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these is peculiar with Dexter cattle?

    • A.

      Presence of hump 

    • B.

      Absence of hump

    • C.

      Presence of extremely large horns 

    • D.

      Absence of horns 

    Correct Answer
    D. Absence of horns 
    Explanation
    Dexter cattle are known for their small size and are one of the smallest breeds of cattle. They are also known for their docile temperament and efficient meat production. The absence of horns is a peculiar characteristic of Dexter cattle. Unlike many other cattle breeds, Dexters do not have horns, which makes them easier to handle and reduces the risk of injuries to both humans and other animals. This trait is one of the distinguishing features of Dexter cattle.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these is the main use of Dexter cattle?

    • A.

      Work 

    • B.

      Security 

    • C.

      Beef production 

    • D.

      Milk production 

    Correct Answer
    C. Beef production 
    Explanation
    Dexter cattle are primarily used for beef production. This means that they are raised and bred specifically for the purpose of producing meat. Dexter cattle are known for their small size, which makes them easier to handle and manage compared to larger breeds. They are also known for their high-quality meat, which is tender and flavorful. Due to their compact size, Dexter cattle require less space and resources compared to larger breeds, making them a popular choice for small-scale farmers and homesteaders.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these countries is not home to Dexter cattle? 

    • A.

      South Africa 

    • B.

      Australia 

    • C.

      India 

    • D.

      Australia 

    Correct Answer
    C. India 
    Explanation
    Dexter cattle are not found in India.

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  • 7. 

    What is the age of maturity for Dexter cattle? 

    • A.

      24 months 

    • B.

      20 months 

    • C.

      34 months 

    • D.

      18 months 

    Correct Answer
    A. 24 months 
    Explanation
    Dexter cattle reach maturity at 24 months. This means that they are fully developed and capable of reproducing at this age. The other options, 20 months, 34 months, and 18 months, are not the correct age of maturity for Dexter cattle.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these is most common ailment in Dexter cattle? 

    • A.

      Gynecomastia 

    • B.

      Pulmonary Hyperplasia 

    • C.

      Tuberculosis 

    • D.

      Rinderpest disease 

    Correct Answer
    B. Pulmonary Hyperplasia 
    Explanation
    Pulmonary Hyperplasia is the most common ailment in Dexter cattle. This condition refers to an abnormal increase in the number of cells in the lungs, causing them to become enlarged. It can lead to respiratory difficulties and decreased lung function in affected cattle.

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  • 9. 

    What kind of animals are Dexter cattle? 

    • A.

      Carnivores 

    • B.

      Ruminants 

    • C.

      Primates 

    • D.

      Arthropods 

    Correct Answer
    B. Ruminants 
    Explanation
    Dexter cattle are ruminants. Ruminants are a group of animals that have a four-chambered stomach and chew cud. This includes animals like cows, sheep, and goats. Dexter cattle specifically are a small breed of cattle that originated in Ireland. They are known for their compact size and are often raised for beef or milk production.

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  • 10. 

    What are very young Dexter cattle called? 

    • A.

      Calves 

    • B.

      Kids 

    • C.

      Chicks 

    • D.

      Ducklings

    Correct Answer
    A. Calves 
    Explanation
    Very young Dexter cattle are called calves. This term is commonly used to refer to the young of various species of cattle, including Dexters. Calves are typically born weighing around 40 to 50 pounds and are cared for by their mothers until they are weaned. They are known for their playful and curious nature and are an important part of the cattle farming industry.

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